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like you. thank you! >>> i'm evan smith. he's an american-born historian and best-selling author israel's top diplomat. he's ambassador michael oran. this is overheard. >> we have 15 million kids in our country who grow up below the poverty line. >> most americans want the same thing. they want a good job. >> i realized there weren't a lot of people writing things in my voice, so i realized i had to do it for myself. >> and i love you because. >> we're a better country than we used to do, but we have more to do and we need to get at it. >> i will do that when i wanted to get that buzz you get for working at the absolute top dollar. >> mr. ambassador, welcome. >> good to be here, evan. >> thank you very much, sir. can you tell us what's going in syria? obviously a lot of these this week as we sit here. would you share with us the latest, please? >> widespread violence, 60,000 people killed. vicious regime -- regime is holding out, actually making gains in some places in the country. we are particularly concerned by the control or lack of control of the syrian chemical weapons arsenal, wh
and how will israel react to the president's trip there next month. the governor is there in israel to find out. ♪ welcome to huckabee. we are coming to you from tiberuous in israel and my thanks tower israeli crew and all of the folks back in new york to make this happen. >> i love track of how many times i have been to israel. it is over 20. i know why i keep coming back. i know how i felt here 40 years ago this summer when i was all of 18. israelites went 40 years in the wilderness under moses. but the past 40 years have not been in the wilderness for the people of the tiny real estate about the saz of jers jirs. i witnessed the dry bones coming to life and watched the desert boom with lush vegetation and trees and marvel to see the nation move from a struggling economy and barely able to equip its soldiers with uniforms and weapons and a center of world class medical care and elicational excellence and free speech and election. with the exception of jordan dictators and mad dogs and malicious mahem surround the country and israel created a true and modern democracy and gave it
jets bombed the research center near damascus and five more injured. israel has not commented on the allegations, but the israeli government had warned syria this week that it would not accept any syrian weapons falling into the hands of hezbollah. israelis are concerned about the possibility of a chemical weapons attack. people have been stockpiling gas masks for months. >> i would rather actually use it as a warning sign, by which israel is warning both hezbollah and assad that israel is well aware of what is going on. >> israelis fear for their safety. the air strikes marked an escalation in the conflict. now syria says it reserves the right to retaliate. >> in a separate development, the united nations has accused israel of violating the rights of palestinians by continuing to build settlements on occupied land. the united nations human rights council meeting in geneva called israel's settlement building creeping annexation and called on the country to stop the practice and remove all jewish settlers from the west bank. israel is boycotting the meeting as it accuses the co
words, he has israel's back. he said his policy is not to allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. what constitutes when action would be taken, that is always something that should not be discussed publicly or debated in the public domain. your quotations from my book which you acknowledge i always said the military option should be on the table and i have said that consistently as well as engaging with iran, i have always thought it is a far smarter to approach these very serious threats, including iran, probably as significant a threat we have out there today, although north korea is beyond a threat, it is a real nuclear power and quite unpredictable. i think pakistan is another very complicated reality, but staying on iran, i think we're far smarter to do what president has been doing, which i laid out in my book. i have a chapter on iran, two chapters on iraq, and a chapter on the middle east. getting the world community behind us with these u.n. sanctioned sanctions through the security council of the united nations, these are tough sanctions and they are having a tremendous
the secret is leaking out. it will speak with the association for civil rights in israel. then we look at the controversial side of the drug war, the informants. >> it can be such a dangerous proposition. we have seen terrible tragedies in this area. young people killed the, the contact with the criminal- justice system in ways they not have otherwise done had they not a pressure by the government to become informants. it is a concern for many families around the country. >> in 2007, rachel hoffman was arrested for drug possession. to avoid prison, she became a police confidential informant. she was murdered in a botched undercover operation. we will speak with her mother margie weiss. >> making the world a safer and better place so this never happens to any more of our children. as long as i am alive, i will keep her spirit alive. >> we will also speak with new yorker reporter sarah stillman who just won a polk award for her keys, "beef throwaways -- "the throwaways." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman.
. >> woodruff: and a margaret warner report about the threat a nuclear-armed iran poses to israel. > ty acmula enogh anium which is close to weapons grade, enough uranium which enables them to detonate one nuclear device: to me is clearly a redline. >> brown: former vice president al gore joins us to talk about his new book as well as money, politics and the future of democracy. >> the congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests. >> woodruf do americans trust the feral vernment? andrew kohut says a new pew poll shows the majority do not. >> brown: and ray suarez gets the latest on the chinese hackers who allegedly mounted a four-month cyber-attack against the "new york times." that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with
sides about his positions on everything from iran to israel to nuclear weapons. >> no one individual vote, no one individual quote, no one individual statement defines me, my beliefs, or my record. my overall world view has never changed: that america has and must maintain the strongest military in the world. >> i believe, and always have, that america must engage, not retreat, in the world, but engage in the world. my record is consistent on these points. >> woodruff: but as a nebraska senator, in 2007, hagel angered fellow republicans when he opposed the surge of u.s. troops into iraq. today, his former close friend, arizona senator john mccain made clear, they haven't forgotten. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect, yes or no? >> my reference to the surge being the most dangerous. >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like an answer on whe
terrorism and accept israel to exist as a jewish homeland, respect the borders and protect the borders. i made that clear. >> ok. later on in the same speech, you keded the question -- you lasas -- referred to the fact that we really need to develop peace in the middle east. and you ask the question who guarantees this piece? if we expect israel to pull back to their pre-1967 borders, who guarantees that peace? does this reflect sentiment on your part that that is a legitimate way of solving the peace process, bringing about peace in the middle east, by asking israel to withdraw to its pre-1967 borders? >> no, not at all. what i said was who guarantees the security of israel's borders? israel's borders must be secure. that is part of the fundamental of the core principles of 2006. in fact, you made resolutions that is paramount, the guarantee of the security of israel and its borders. >> i've understand that part of the question of how we bring that peace. but another part of the questions started from the premise that israel would be withdrawing to its pre-1967 borders. you feel that is
take now and in the future. >> more executive orders in obama's second term? and how will israel react to the president's trip there next month. the governor is in israel to find out. ♪ welcome to huckabee. we're coming to you from tiberius in israel. thanks to my israeli crew and those folks back in new york to make it it happen. i've lost track of how many times i've been to israel. it's over 20, i think. but i know why i keep coming back. i know how i felt when i came here 40 years ago this summer when i was all of 18. the israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness under moses and the past 40 years haven't been in the wilderness, for the tiny speck of real estate about the size of new jersey. i've watched the dry bones coming to life and watched the desolate and barren desert bloom with lush vegetation and tall trees and marveled to see a tiny besieged nation, barely able to equip soldiers with uniforms and weapon to be an economic weapon of high-tech innovation, a center of worldclass medical care, energy exploration and educational excellence and an oasis of fro speech, with th
pistorius will appear shortly. now to the rest of news. israel has confirmed for the first time it's simple in prison and australian-is really national under a false name after reporting the restrictions on the so-called prisoner x were lifted. the man later died in custody. now this report. parks israel has broken its silence on the case of the mysterious prisoner x, a man who purportedly had died in this prison. the government has confirmed it jailed a man with dual nationality under a false name. its statement says " a prisoner was an israeli citizen and also had foreign citizenship was jailed for security reasons. prisoner was held under a pseudonym, but his family was notified of the arrest immediately." >> it goes on to say the prisoners' rights were observed at all times but that he was found dead in his cell two years ago. australian tv says this is the man held prisoner. he reportedly held israeli and australian citizenship and used three different names. ben zygier, ben allen, and while in israel, ben alon. he moved to israel in 2000 and had an israeli family and lived in tel aviv
not have been used and some other term. name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israel lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> do you agree that is a provocative statement that i can't think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate and congress in which you said. >> in a speech on the floor of the senate you referred to israel's military campaign against the terrorist group member's as a, quote, sickening slaughter. i would suggest the characterizations -- do you think it is right that israel was committing a sickening slaughter as you said in the floor of the senate? >> again, i would want to read all of what i said. first, i've said many times senator, every nation has a right to defend itself. >> do you think a sickening slaughter would constitute a war crime? >> no, it depends if they were attacked. it depends on many factors. >> sean: republicans did not stop there. john mccain held him
-- ravens are ahead and a power outage. >> first, the syrian president has warned israel is trying to destabilize his country. president assad broke his silence on the israeli air strike during a meeting with the foreign minister. assad said syria's military is capable of handling foreign aggression. that came as they give the first hint of israeli involvement. he did not admit out right but did say it means the the right to protect itself should be respected. >> if it is about what happened in serious several days ago, i keep telling them frankly we say we do not think it should be allowed to bring advanced systems into lebanon. >> there are still questions being out of what was hit during wednesday's attack. syrian st. helen -- state television broadcast these images and claimed a military research facility was destroyed, but they said the air strike was aimed at stopping a shipment of weapons to hezbollah in lebanon. a foreign policy analyst i spoke to earlier, asking if syria wanted to influence. >> israel will claim it does not want to intervene, that this was an action agains
in the civil war that drags on but in syria's support of militant groups that threaten israel. this past week israel apparently sent its warplanes across the border to conduct an air strike near damascus. skrael israel defense minister confirmed it. foreign correspondent richard engel has more from istanbul. >> reporter: as syrians fight over which kind of islam will ultimately govern that country, long fears that the fighting could spill into neighboring countries. now it seems the violence left unchecked could escalate well beyond beyond that. today syria was the focus of an international security conference in munich. there israel's defense minister said it was israel that launched an air strike last week. >> when we say something, we mean it. we say that -- we don't think should be allowed to bring advance systems into lebanon. >> reporter: israel attacked a convoy carrying sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles that were bound for hezbollah in lebanon. hezbollah and israel as sworn as enemies can be. in 2006, they fought a brutal war. israel does not want hezbollah to have these missiles w
such weapons from syria. is israel attacks, it means that such an attempt by hezbollah was made. >> the contagion from the violence in syria worries the whole region. syria sits on the middle east religious and political fault lines. they connect the war to all of its neighbors, whether they like it or not. the war in syria is exporting trouble. its neighbors are seeing a new threats to their security as a result of the slow collapse of the syrian state. this time, israel felt threatened but all of the country sharing borders and some further afield have seen rising tensions and in some places, bloodshed because of the war. international diplomacy is deadlocked. >> that there has been problems in the turkish border in recent weeks. there are huge flows of refugees over the jordanian border. many tensions in iraq at the moment. lebanon, many connections to syria. the longer this crisis goes on, the more people that it affects, the greater the danger. >> in syria, the victims of the latest massacre at aleppo have been buried. syria is breaking up before everyone's eyes according t
>> the president of syria warned israel he is ready to confront any act of aggression. >> the warning comes as new un figures reveal a massive increase in the number of syrian refugees in the last month alone. this is al-jazeera live from london. people are killed a suicide bomb on police headquarters in iraq. the egyptian protests of a man being beaten and why the story was changed again. the opposition leader of spain joined protests calling for the prime minister to quit over corruption. football couple -- oldest football club becomes the latest victim in the economic crisis. >> the president of syria has accused israel of trying to stabilize its country. the warning comes as new u.s. figures show the number of serious refugees rose by more than 25% last month. the president told state television the military is ready to confront any act of aggression by israel. this follows an air strike outside the capital of damascus on wednesday with the government has blamed on israel. the promise came as he met the head of a rob's and national security council. the theory of c
, particularly with opposing sanctions on iran and north korea and israel. with that said, it was the secretary of defense secretary of, they did not do enough. so i think that there's these questions that need to be answered. as we know, it's been fox news covering this issue, ignored by the mainstream media. this is a moment in time we've loved an -- lost and embassador and several americans. >> one phone call, 5:00. >> one phone call. >> the white house would say the president was briefed by advisors. you served the president, george w. bush. >> that's right. when dealing with an attack, when american lives are in harm's way, we know that becomes quicklily a high priority for the president. if we know -- we know there's an attack going under way. >> what should he have done? >> i really think you have to step aside from being so focused on the election at that moment in time and make this one of your top priorities. >> should he have been back in the oval office behind the desk? >> absolutely. that's what you see with any major attack. september 11 was a massive attack, but when we're lookin
on israel and the united states, that our policy of non-engagement with the syrians as, "isolated us more than the syrians," and a 2009 statement that "we should not isolate hamas," a terrorist organization. there is much to be explored at this hearing. but as we struggle with the difficult security challenges facing our nation, the president needs to have a secretary of defense in whom he has trust, who will give him unvarnished advice, a person of integrity, and one who has a personal understanding of the consequences of decisions relative to the use of military force. senator hagel certainly has those critically important qualifications to lead the department of defense. senator inhofe. >> thank you, mr. chairman. first of all, i would like to echo your remarks about secretary panetta and the work he has done. i don't see him here today, but i do recall that when he was first nominated, i was probably one of the first phone calls to him, and i have enjoyed working with him and a mccain, the same way, i continue to depend on his counsel. you and i have worked very well together in the p
this in less time than we've just spent explaining it. the system was developed by israel, with hundreds of millions of dollars of support from u.s. taxpayers. it's been called a game-changer that might relieve military pressure on israel and make it easier to achieve peace in the middle east, and that was something we decided we had to see for ourselves. ( siren blaring ) ( people screaming ) over the past 11 years, more than 15,000 rockets and mortars have been fired at israel by hezbollah in lebanon, and by hamas in the gaza strip. until recently, the only thing israeli civilians could do was run for cover. but in the latest round of fighting between israel and hamas late last year, some people stopped running and tried to get some good pictures, because this time, when hamas fired rockets from gaza at israeli cities, iron dome fired missiles to intercept them in the sky before they could do any damage on the ground. you're looking at an iron dome missile on its way. you can't see the hamas rocket it's going after, but watch how the missile will adjust its course to get close to the h
-- defense secretary nominee, chuck hagel responded to questions concerning past statements on israel, iran, and nuclear weapons. this portion of the hearing is three hours. cable satellite corp. 2013] >> good morning, everybody. the committee meets today to consider the nomination of former senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. before i begin, i want to first welcome senator inhofe as the new ranking republican on our committee, succeeding senator mccain. senator mccain has been a great partner over the past six years, and i thank him for all the work he has done to get bills enacted, his leadership on a host of issues, his support for the work of this committee, and for always keeping our hearings likely. -- lively. senator inhofe has shown his strong commitment to the national defense over his 20 years on this committee. and i know that we are going to work well together and continue the bipartisan tradition of the committee. we are also pleased to welcome the eight senators who are joining the committee this year, both of those who are new to the senate and those who are new t
senators are expected to vote no in large part because of past statements with israel, iran and nuclear weapons. president obama is planning a trip to the region in april. that is billed as a way to repair a strained relationship who himself just won reelection in a bruising campaign. sounds familiar there. actually the domestic political situation in israel is fascinating. as i indicated, netanyahu won the most seats, 31 in the past election. it was many fewer than what was expected. it was a surprising surge from a new party headed by a man who is called the oprah of israel. a pinterest party. now the question for netanyahu informing his coalition government. will he partner with the far right as he has in the past or try to person with the new centrist and form a new coalition and move to the left and make concessions as part of that. some of the concessions he would likely have to make is to restart the peace process. he has to present his new government on march 16th. that is the timeline for that happening. it could impact the situation and what the president's visit could accompl
often welcome back to washington? thank you. >>> up next, president obama will head to israel for the first foreign trip of his second term. in his visit he'll revive stalled peace talks, and how will the emergence of a political newcombner israel change the already tense relationship between the president and president netanyahu but first today's trivia question. who is the longest serving chairman of the house judiciary committee? tweet me the answer and the first correct will get a follow wednesday from us. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision
and divest from israel. >> extreme radicals, as i said, basically what the state of israel to disappear from the face of the earth. i have a problem with that. they are sponsoring this event. they're supporting ms. event. that is the issue. that is absolutely outrageous. >> we will be joined by one of the speakers at the brooklyn college event, omar barghouti. also, glenn greenwald. another campaign, this went over climate change. students at over 200 campuses are pushing administrators to divest from fossil fuel companies, three schools have already divested. isity college in maine, t hampshire and vermont. we will speak with bill mckibben of this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a new report has revealed the united states has a secret drone base inside saudi arabia. according to the new york times, the cia first used the base in 2011 to kill the muslim cleric and u.s. citizen anwar al awlaki in yemen. the revelation came two days before a senate hearing to confirm counterterrorism advisor john brennan as director of the cia. brennan
ahead israel has big plans for president obama and what are the plans and why are the big plans now raising eyebrows. former congressman allen west is here next and convicted drew peterson is back in court. this is weird and bizarre, never have i heard anything like this in the courtroom. find out what's going on. our legal panel will be here. and this picture setting the internet on fire, george clooney is on a pizza box. why is the actor on a pizza box? start guessing coming up. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen and me
annihilation in israel and iran. this issue was addressed >> quite sophisticated. it's not an issue of either way major war >> jon: i'm sorry. because of my family history i can only hear what he was saying as expressing disappointment in my career. i don't know what he really said. can anybody give us a translation of what he was talking about there, nonguilt laden >> most experts interpreted that as israel sort of backing away from a threat of launching a full-scale military attack. >> jon: israel standing down? is that a suggestion that they won't launch a pre-emptive strike against iran? is there anything i should know? >> israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to stop chemical weapons >> jon: so close. thankfully there's still not world war iii. it's a regional war. number 4,692. who is going to go for bat for a ruthless dictator like assad >> iran is sticking by syria this is the strongest warning we've heard yet that any attack on syria would be considered by iran as an attack on iran. >> jon: damn you, transitive property. all we had to do was keep syria and israel apart and then ir
peace between israel and israel's neighbors and insist on the same things that he promulgated in his speech in cairo, and call for the 67 voters to prevail. he's been quite mute on that for the last three years or more. >> diplomatically you have gone for the easy answer. what about his greatest and worst moments as president do you think? >> i don't think he's had a worst moment. he has not done anything that was disgraceful or severe failure. he got re-elected which is a good thing for an incumbent president. >> biggest disappointment? >> i wanted him to move forward on matters concerning human rights, closing guantanamo and human rights around the world. we have permanent incarceration and drones around the world. >> are any drone attacks acceptable? >> i would like to see some intermediate step, maybe not in the federal government, but executive branch, if not -- i would prefer federal government first, where a judge would say, okay, let's see if this american citizen, say living in yemen or mali, that you want to assassinate without trial if that's a justified act if they prove
. >> john: israel flares up on the eve of president obama's visit. what's happening there this time? what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> john: welcome back to "viewpoint." it's time for our thing of the day. tonight's big thing is the big fat, flaming lie of the day from house speaker john boehner. here's the good speaker today still trying to blame the president for something he passed through congress, the sequester. >> where's the president's plan to avoid the sequester? have you seen one? i haven't seen one. all i've heard is he wants to raise taxes again. where's the president's plan? >> john: raise taxes again? that's what closing loopholes is called. where's the president's plan? right here john. see, i printed this out from white there is a link right on the front page and it includes the president's last offer to you! in writing! so sir either you're lying or you just don't
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